Leading civil engineering company Jones Bros has embarked on a major wind farm project on north Yorkshire’s coastline.
Fraisthorpe wind farm, near the coastal resort of Bridlington, involves the construction of nine turbines overlooking the bay.
Jones Bros Civil Engineering UK, which is carrying out the work on behalf of client BayWa r.e. will also construct a substation, 5,000 kilometres of underground cabling and an internal road.
The project, which began at the end of March, will also create jobs in the area providing opportunities for local suppliers, plant machinery operators and security workers.
When complete the Vestas turbines, each standing 125 metres tall, will generate enough clean energy to power almost 12,000 homes. The project will also save 22,300 tonnes of carbon dioxide from being released into the atmosphere each year.
James Lockwood, Jones Bros project manager, said: “The project is expected to continue for the next 12 months and, at its busiest, will involve 20-25 people from Jones Bros working on site.
“It will also provide an economic boost to the area as we are on the lookout for local labour and specialists.”
The North Wales-based company has developed considerable expertise in constructing wind farms in a wide range of terrains and environments across the UK.
Founded in the 1950s and employing almost 350 people, Jones Bros has grown rapidly in the last decade. It is currently working on contracts in various sectors including the construction of waste management facilities, highways, flood and marine defence and renewable energy projects around the UK.